King Toope

Posted by: | November 28, 2008 | 4 Comments

Vancouver Magazine has produced what it calls The Vanmag Power List 2008. There doesn’t seem to be any real criteria, but I’m supposing the list is meant to designate the top 50 most powerful individuals in Vancouver. Coming in at #40 is none other than our President and Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Toope. I found his description […]

Kiss Your Scholarships Goodbye

Posted by: | November 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

Question: What happens during a time of economic downturn to a public university that relies on private funding ? Answer: It loses money. Lots of money. UBC’s Endowment, which is meant to provide sustainable funding to the University, has been generated predominantly by donations and the construction of market housing on campus. At other universities […]

Not Me. We.

Posted by: | November 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

If you’ve been paying attention to UBC rhetoric as of late, you will have noticed that UBC has adopted a new slogan. It was the title of this year’s annual report and AGM: “Not Me. We.” President Toope has been overusing this phrase to a point that is almost laughable. He uses it in a […]

Where Are All the Students?

Posted by: | November 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

Way back in 2004, the BC Liberals ambitiously promised to create 25,000 new student spaces in colleges and universities by 2010. Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell has recently stated that this projection has shot up to 32,000. More student seats means that more students will be able to attend post-secondary in BC. This is a […]

defunct CBC radio Orchestra finds home at UBC

Posted by: | November 19, 2008 | Comments Off on defunct CBC radio Orchestra finds home at UBC

Looks like UBC has stepped up on this one. Bravo!!!For background, see this previous post. MEDIA RELEASE NOVEMBER 18, 2008 National Broadcast Orchestra finds home at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts The University of British Columbia announced today it will play a key role as a founding partner for the National Broadcast Orchestra, […]

Terry Talks

Posted by: | November 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Coming soon to the Life Science Centre, LSC1, near you- Terry Talks! The project was developed by a couple of UBC students and professors who had the vision of getting some really cool students at UBC to present a talk about issues they found really interesting and important. There are a 9 students from difference […]

Scaling Down

Posted by: | November 10, 2008 | 8 Comments

This practice doesn’t seem to be used at all in science, but occurs all the time in psychology, where they want there to be a set average for all classes. I’m pretty vehemently opposed to scaling people down on exams, and I think most students agree. However, it’s still used, and I wanted to really […]

Labbing it up!

Posted by: | November 8, 2008 | 8 Comments

As a science student, I find labs to be perhaps one of the most interesting and important aspects of my undergraduate learning. Not only is this the one really hands-on thing I get to do with my undergraduate education, but it’s the one time I actually get to feel like a scientist, the one time […]

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